Archive of Past Events

Tuesday, 23 June 2009 - 6:30pm Summer Open Evening

Our last 'Open Evening' in January was so popular that we decided to have a Summer open evening too.  There was no specific subject; just anything that members thought would interest the group.  

Tuesday, 26 May 2009 - 6:30pm Brian Patman - '300 Trees'

“300 Trees” - an evening of poems (and photographic images) inspired by Moscow, its people and traditions, presented by Brian Patman. Brian Patman won the East Coker Poetry competition in 2007 and his masterful judging of our 2008 competition was one of the highlights of our poetry meetings last year.

Thursday, 23 April 2009 - 6:30pm England

Anne Bingley hosted this St Georges Day evening.  Poetry about 'England' read by Anne Bingley, Clive Bingley and Richard Vickers. 

Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 7:30pm Paddy Hughes

'Poetry and films'

Paddy Hughes joined the RAF and became a fast jet fighter pilot. He flew Hunters and the 1000 mph Lightning. Through illness, he was forced to change careers and became a documentary film writer. A couple of lucky breaks and he became a director. In all he has made over 500 films and video programmes many of which have won major British or international awards.

He began writing poetry in 1971. They span from life at school to the excitement of front-line flying, film work, rugby, travel and concern for the environment. Many are about the moods, weather, seasons, flora, fauna and characters of Richmond Park.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009 - 7:30pm Jo Waterworth

Jo Waterworth presented an evening of her poetry. She is an accomplished poet whose poetry is often surprising, offbeat and never dull. She is an enthusiastic advocate of modern poetry.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009 - 7:30pm Open Meeting

A poetry happening!  - An evening of poetry provided by members and visitors.
No specific subject but as Burns night had just passed any poems by William McGonagall were banned!

Tuesday, 16 December 2008 - 7:30pm Ian White - 'A cold coming we had of it'

A personal selection.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008 - 7:30pm Night Poetry

Diana Turton hosted this intriguingly titled evening. The nights draw in for winter and an evening of poetry was just what was needed.  Readers - Diana Turton, Francesca Turton, Daphne Ross and Anne Bingley.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008 - 7:30pm 2008 Poetry Competition - 'TIME'

This year saw a record number of entries and a great variety in style and length. Brian Patman, who won our competition last year, had the unenviable task of selecting the three winning poems.

Tuesday, 30 September 2008 - 7:30pm Travel

Caroline Mornement hosted an evening of travel poetry with a display of textiles from around the world to accompany the verse. Readers included Joyce Best and James Nash.